Hello. You may be interested about me, the author and the maintainer of this website. If you are curious about my Masonic history I invite you to read on.
Let me first say that I am rather an unremarkable man and acknowledge that in former times I would not have been found competitive for the opportunities that have been presented to me during my Masonic career. I offer my history to men who do aspire to something greater than themselves, and hope, that I can in some way inspire and encourage you by reading my journey.
I was admitted into Freemasonry about 35 years ago, in May 1986, while serving in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in Perth, Western Australia. I was initiated in Lodge Wandana No. 323, Western Australian Constitution, and affiliated, in October 1987, with United Press Lodge No. 134. After 12 months I had advanced at a normal pace to the 3rd Degree before eagerly commencing progression through the Officer ranks. I reached Junior Deacon before being posted to RAAF Base Darwin in the Northern Territory.
In 1995 I affiliated with Leichhardt Lodge of Research No. 255, South Australia and Northern Territory Constitution, where progression was offered to the office of Junior Warden.
Some years passed over which professional and domestic priorities - namely getting married - took precedence over active involvement in the Order. I then relocated to Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT), as a Defence civilian where I am still employed within Defence HQ at Russell Offices.
Missing Freemasonry I affiliated, in 2008, with Lodge Commonwealth of Australia No. 633, New South Wales (NSW) & ACT Constitution, where I was elected to the office of Senior Warden. The following year, in December 2009, I was Installed as Worshipful Master by RW Bro Warren Turton OAM PAGM and served the Lodge in that Office for two consecutive years.
After Installing my successor I chose to direct my effort in support of Lodge Commonwealth's daughter Lodge which was facing some challenges. I subsequently affiliated with Lodge Gowrie of Canberra No. 715 where I was elected to the office of Director of Ceremonies. In September 2013 I was again elected into the Chair and, in November, was re-Installed as Worshipful Master, Lodge Gowrie of Canberra, where I once again served the Lodge for two consecutive years.
In September 2014 I was humbled by the conferral of the Grand Rank of Past Deputy Grand Director of Ceremonies.
In October 2015 I was accepted as an affiliate member by the Brethren of Lodge Queanbeyan St Andrew No. 56. The Lodge meets in the Queanbeyan Masonic Centre, NSW, and houses a beautifully ornate Lodge room steeped in Masonic history and tradition, and the same building in which I was first Installed Worshipful Master in 2009.
At the Grand Communication in June 2016 I was humbled to be selected for the office of District Grand Inspector of Workings (DGIW) for District 48 for the term 2016-2018, and again in June 2018 for District 47 for the term 2018-2020.
In 2017 I was accepted as an affiliate member by the Brethren of Goulburn Lodge of Australia No. 58. The Lodge meets in the heritage-listed Goulburn Masonic Centre, NSW. The first floor Lodge room is one of the most spacious, beautiful, and well appointed in the south of the Jurisdiction with an internal audio system and an incredible genuine pipe organ.
Now to the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite (AASR)
I have had the privilege of serving the AASR as Most Wise Sovereign of Canberra Sovereign Chapter No 24, for three consecutive years, during which time I will always cherish the honour of presiding over the Perfection of 13 Master Masons who became Princes of the Rite. I am currently serving as Deputy Grand Commander of ACT Sovereign Council No 2.
In March 2019 I was appointed District Recorder of District NSW South Eastern and ACT where I serve the District Commander, three Sovereign Chapters and two Sovereign Councils.
If you are not a Freemason and would like to make a membership enquiry click here for links to the Grand Lodges in Australia and beyond. If you are a Master Mason and would like to enquire about the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite click here for links to the various Supreme Councils across the world.
If you feel so inclined, I do wish you a valuable, rewarding, and enjoyable Masonic journey through to the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite.